Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Termination of Parental Rights Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Private Severance Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
With the number of American Indian children in Minnesota foster care reaching “unacceptable” levels, the state pledged Thursday to spend $400,000 over the next three years to reduce those numbers. Continue reading State Pledges $400,000 to Reduce Number of Indian Children in Foster Care (MN)
South Dakota and Pennington County officials filed an appeal Friday challenging U.S. District Court rulings that ordered changes in their handling of temporary custody hearings involving Native American children. Read Continue reading State, County Officials Appeal Ruling on Native Children Case
In a case that has national implications for how state courts are supposed to conduct 48-hour custody hearings involving Native American children a federal judge has given one county in Continue reading Lakota Country Times: Historic Decision for Indian Child Welfare Act
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Read the full Continue reading SCOTUS Turns Down Indian Child Welfare Act Challenge Brought by Foster Parents of Choctaw Girl
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) has released a new online Introduction to ICWA course. It features the basics of ICWA, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ guidelines published December Continue reading NICWA Releases New Online Intro to ICWA Course